Lake Mary, FL Real Estate News

By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
With a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise further, bidding wars are common. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nationwide, homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale. Here’s a look at how that breaks down state-by-state (see map below):The same report from NAR shows the average buyer made two offers before getting their third offer accepted. In this type of competitive housing market, it’s important to know what levers you can pull to help you beat the competition. While a real estate professional is your ultimate guide to presenting a strong offer, here are a few things you could consider.Offering over Asking PriceWhen you think of sweetening the deal for s...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s important to understand why prices are rising to begin with. One major factor is supply and demand.In any industry, when there are more buyers for an item than there are of that item available, prices naturally rise. In those situations, buyers are willing to pay more to get the product or service they’re looking for when options are scarce. And that’s exactly what’s happening in the current real estate market.Selma Hepp, Executive, Research & Insights and Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, puts it like this:“With so few homes, buyers are once again left with fierce competition that’s driving the share of homes that sold over the listing price up to 66% . . . With the continued imbalance b...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you’re in the market to buy a home this season, stick with it. Homebuyers face challenges in any market, and today’s is no exception. But if you persevere, your decision to purchase a home will be worth the effort in the end. In fact, a recent survey from Bankrate shows homeownership is so powerful that:“Nearly three in four homeowners say they would still buy their current home if they had it to do [sic] all over again.” That means the results – owning a home and the benefits that come with it – outweigh the effort needed to achieve their goal. If you’re a homebuyer, let that provide you with the confidence to know the work you’re putting in today will pay off for years to come. Here are a few reasons to stick with your search and focus on the outcome.Homeownership Contributes Signi...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains:“The lender will check out your personal finances and issue you a letter confirming the amount you’re eligible to borrow. This not only gives you a firm budget for house hunting, but also lets sellers know you’re qualified to make an offer.”Why does that matter so much today? There are many more buyers looking for homes today than there are homes available for sale, and that’s creating some serious competition. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average home is getti...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on new hobbies. But what does that mean for your home?If you’re looking for ways to focus more on the important things in your life, the answer could be downsizing. A recent article from The Balance talks about why it could be a great option, saying:“There are many reasons to buy a smaller home—or to downsize from your present home—but sometimes, the idea that “less is more” is what propels homeowners to buy a smaller home.”You Can Find the Right Home for Your NeedsThe 2022 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends from the National Ass...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. But why are conditions so good for sellers today? And what can you expect when you move? To help answer both of those questions, let’s turn to the data.Today, there are far more buyers looking for homes than sellers listing their houses. Here are the maps of the latest buyer and seller traffic from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to help paint the picture of what this looks like:Notice how much darker the blues are on the left. This shows buyer traffic is strong today. In contrast, the much lighter blues on the right indicate weak or very weak seller traffic. In a nutshell, the demand for homes is signific...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American:“You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always invariably be wrong.”Coming into this year, most experts projected mortgage rates would gradually increase and end 2022 in the high three-percent range. It’s only April, and rates have already blown past those numbers. Freddie Mac announced last week that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is already at 4.72%.Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, tweeted on March 31:“Continuing on the recent trajectory, would have mortgage rates hitting...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Lake Mary FloridaIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you m...
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By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Saturday, August 25, 11-2, stop by 815 Blairmont Circle in Lake Mary to check out this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2600 SF home.  Beautiful Lake Mary Home, Conveniently Located. Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $412,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,556 sqftYear Built: 2004 Location 815 Blairmont LnLake Mary, FL 32746USA Dee Toohey Innovative Realty Solutions Group(407) 421-7915deetoohey@aol.comhttp://www.innovativeregroup.com   Listed by: Innovative Realty Solutions Group Our recent listings Beautiful Lake Mary Home, Conveniently Located. | $412,900 | Lake Mary, FLSingle Family Residential | $329,000 | Orlando, FLOcala 55+ Community 3/2 For Sale | $150,000 | Ocala, FL5 Bedrrom Home, Gated Community! | $329,000 | Orlando, FL Subscribe to o...
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By Torey Eisenman, Realtor Luxury Marketing Orlando Real Estate
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
201 Dublin, Lake Mary, Florida Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Search for Homes on MLS Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: Torey Eisenman Broker Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 407-952-0777 Licensed In: FL License #: BK0544770   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1,821 SQUARE FEET What more could you want than this little piece of heaven in The Crossings in Lake Mary? The large lot of this charming single family is a dream for anyone who wishes to relax in their own private lot with beautiful landscaping. Classic 3 bedroom home with high ceilings, vaulted ceilings and cathedral ceilings, covered with carpet all throughout...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Daytona Beach Area Florida Homes
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
 St Johns Riverfront Estate North Orlando Florida We are pleased to announce that this extraordinary St Johns Riverfront property is now under contract.  Situated on the banks of the beautiful St Johns River in north Orlando, Florida.   Joyce Marsh, Premier Sotheby's International Realty is the Listing Agent,  Orlando Luxury Homes - Orlando Waterfront Properties144 Fort Florida Rd, Debary, FLListing Price:  $1,500,000  
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Daytona Beach Area Florida Homes
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
 NORTH ORLANDO FLORIDA RIVERFRONT LUXURY HOME FOR SALE  "This is the Florida Riverfront Home you have been dreaming about!"   Situated directly on the St Johns River on four beautifully landscaped waterfront Acres. Custom designed and professionally decorated home in a casual coastal style.  Breathtaking Grand Living Room with 28' high ceilings and stunning cupola. Embellished with Hand painted Ceilings Gorgeous Hand painted Mural in the Formal Dining Room Awesome Views and Sunsets on the River Fine craftsmanship throughout with architectural details and moldings 180' Vinyl Seawall Screened Riverfront Gazebo 16'x16' Floating Dock with Two Boat Slips Not in Flood Zone - House sits at 12-14 Feet Above the River ADT Security System Double Pane Tinted Windows Two Trane A/C Systems Solar hea...
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By Torey Eisenman, Realtor Luxury Marketing Orlando Real Estate
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
510 Stephanie Ct, Lake Mary, FL Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Just Sold! Get the Info! Lake Mary Homes for Sale Lake Mary Homes For Sale Search for Homes on MLS Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: Torey Eisenman Broker Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 407-952-0777 Licensed In: FL License #: BK0544770   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2,180 SQUARE FEET Charming 3/2 pool home in beautiful neighborhood on private cul-de-sac. Great neighborhood with mature trees. This beautiful vaulted ceiling, open floor plan home has recently been painted with new tile throughout the living, dining, Office and kitchen with new cabinets and granite countert...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
I buy houses Lake Mary Florida   407-739-5773    www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com ® .  Creative problem solving to deal with your unique situation. Cash offer with minimal contigencies. Close on the date of your choice - as quickly as 2 weeks. Any condition - from ugly to beautiful. Fire, sinkhole, and storm damage homes are ok. Any area of Florida. All situations - foreclosure, divorce, relocating, inheritance, tenant problems, etc. Also, I have a Florida real estate license.  So if our price and terms are not what you are looking for, our team can put together a professional marketing plan to sell your house for top dollar.  Either way, we want to help you get that house sold quickly.  Please pick up the phone or fill out the "contact us" form on our website.  Let's make a deal.  407-739-57...
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By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
 Beautiful Lake Mary home in a gated community for sale!  Check it out!  Single Family Home for sale in Lake Mary, FL Overview Maps Photos $292,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,525 sqftYear Built: 2003 Location 2873 Snowy OwlLake Mary, FL 34746USA Dee Toohey Innovative Realty Solutions Group(407) 421-7915[email protected]// http://www.innovativeregroup.com        Listed by: Innovative Realty Solutions Group Our recent listings Single Family Residential for $292,900 in Lake Mary, FLWaterfront Pool Home in Seminole County, FL for SaleSingle Family Residential for $179,000 in St Cloud, FLTranquil Country Living in Winters Springs, FL!Ocala 55+ Community 3/2 For Sale Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale // -1&&m>28...
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                 I commonly refer to Lake Mary as a Mayberry on steroids, Lake Mary has never lost its focus of promoting a sense of community where people can live, work and play in a safe and friendly environment...that's part of the reason Lake Mary is still one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida. Located approximately 18 miles north of Orlando just off Interstate 4, the City continues to be a choice location for high tech businesses, many of which spend considerable time and money searching for the right place. Among other things Lake Mary is known for its well planned residential communities, excellent schools, prominent businesses including outstanding restaurants, and a variety of shopping opportunities. If you're a beach lover, you're merely a 40-50 minute drive to ...
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By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Lake Mary is located in Seminole County, Florida and is full no things to do!  It's near the beaches, theme parks, has plenty of shopping and resturants! Give me a call to talk about Lake Mary, Florida!  Status: Active (164)     Beds Baths SqFt Heated List Price LP/SqFt Close Price SP/SqFt DTC DTCL ADOM CDOM SP/LP Ratio Min 3 2 1,075 $129,000 $92.70 - - - - 1 1 - Max 6 9 9,429 $2,800,000 $296.96 - - - - 521 2,259 - Avg 4 3 3,030 $527,160 $166.76 - - - - 95 129 - Median 4 3 2,752 $437,500 $160.48 - - - - 66 79 -   Status: Pending (40)     Beds Baths SqFt Heated List Price LP/SqFt Close Price SP/SqFt DTC DTCL ADOM CDOM SP/LP Ratio Min 3 1 1,052 $134,900 $78.42 - - 3 - 3 3 - Max 6 7 6,541 $1,125,000 $200.00 - - 419 - 419 582 - Avg 4 3 2,445 $348,239 $139.40 - - 84 - 82 94 - Median 4 3 2,15...
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By Torey Eisenman, Realtor Luxury Marketing Orlando Real Estate
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
101 Timberlachen Circle #102, Lake Mary, FL Leased Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Follow This Property! Lake Mary Homes for Sale Lake Mary Homes For Sale Search for Homes on MLS Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: Torey Eisenman Broker Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 407-230-6836 Licensed In: FL License #: BK0544770   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price1 (1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1,000 SQUARE FEET Office space for lease available for immediate occupancy! Lobby/Reception, 16'x9', 4 offices, kitchen and half bath. Larger office, 16'x11', can be used as conference room and has carpet flooring and two separate doorways. Tile floors in the reception area. Kitchen, 13'x7', includes dishwasher, sink,overhead...
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By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Here are the thirty day, single family home stats for Lake Mary, FL. Give me a call to chat about the market or for a free home analysis.  Status: Active (160)     Beds Baths SqFt Heated List Price LP/SqFt Close Price SP/SqFt DTC DTCL ADOM CDOM SP/LP Ratio Min 3 2 1,125 $160,000 $82.23 - - - - 2 2 - Max 6 9 9,429 $2,800,000 $296.96 - - - - 805 2,233 - Avg 4 3 3,029 $520,572 $163.25 - - - - 106 136 - Median 4 3 2,715 $404,950 $158.51 - - - - 71 83 -   Status: Pending (27)     Beds Baths SqFt Heated List Price LP/SqFt Close Price SP/SqFt DTC DTCL ADOM CDOM SP/LP Ratio Min 3 1 1,052 $134,900 $100.69 - - 2 - 2 2 - Max 5 5 4,959 $850,000 $190.48 - - 428 - 428 428 - Avg 4 3 2,320 $327,239 $139.99 - - 85 - 81 90 - Median 4 3 2,144 $299,000 $134.69 - - 57 - 54 54 -   Status: Sold (61)     Beds ...
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                  Security deposit disputes are the most common source of contention between landlords and tenants at the end of a lease term. It’s important that tenants understand everything that is expected of them before they move out in order to get the full amount of their security deposit back.   Cleaning and Property Removal   Remove all your personal property from the rental home before your move out date. You will receive instructions on what to do with your keys, remotes, garage door openers, key cards and other security features. Make sure the property is clean and in the same condition that it was given to you. You’ll need to have the carpets professionally cleaned and left in good shape. The lawn should look clean and neat, with the grass cut and the shrubs trimmed. If the...
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